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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 142, May 6-10, 1858

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Identifier: DX03534845

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 142, May 6-10, 1858

Description: Describes visits to the Partons and the Thomsons in Brooklyn.


yesterday with the addition of headache. Met [Frank] Bellew and [Charles] Gaylor this morning, and Mr Martin in Washington Square, as I returned from a call at [Edward] Dixon's, to leave papers.

7. Friday. Down town. Rain. Work.

8. Saturday. Writing. A sunny, pleasant day. To Brooklyn in the afternoon, [Jesse] Haney having preceded me. A pleasant evening. All the folks save myself and "Fanny [Fern]" went to visit [Mortimer] Thomson at his new house in Hampden Street, but finding everybody out, returned. Stopped all night.

9. Sunday. With Haney to Thomson's. A brother of Mort's from Minnesota there, [Edward] Well's gone to church and "Chips" [Anna Thomson] is the country for a day or two. Over the house, a very pleasant one, then with Thomson for a stroll Gowanus-way, returning by 1, leaving Mort at his door. Dinner at [James] Partons. All took a windy walk — Grace [Eldredge], Mrs P, Parton, Haney and I — in the afternoon. The Thomson's came at night, Mrs T. Wells, Doesticks & his brother Clifford. Returned to New York through the mist with Haney by 12. These Brooklyn visits are my true holidays. To know how I value them I have but to think how I should miss them were I deprived of the pleasure. Parton said a good thing — among hundreds of others — yesterday. "To love is human — but to hate is Irish!!!"

10. Monday. Writing — in doors all the dull, rainy, lowering day. Being in [William] Leslie's room at 11 or later, with him and Rawson [Gill], and hearing considerable row on the stairs, we opened the door and in sepentined Bob Gun with a dog which he had picked up at "The Store" an adjacent tavern. He was ab-

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1858-05-06

Type(s): Diary

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Irish
19th century


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